Writer to Writer: Esi Edugyan and Tayari Jones

Sunday, May 5 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Literary
  • Outdoor (Free)
  • Race/Identity

Esi Edugyan and Tayari Jones, moderated by Caille Millner

In our Writer to Writer series, two authors who are fans of each other’s work come together for conversation about writing and society today. Novelists Esi Edugyan and Tayari Jones both probe racial injustice in their work, and both women have received considerable praise. Edugyan’s sweeping, imaginative novel “Washington Black” was named a Top Ten Book of 2018 by the New York Times, and Tayari Jones’ “An American Marriage” was an Oprah’s Book Club pick for that same year. Edugyan uses magic realism to explore slavery and freedom in a stupendous tale that moves from Barbados to Nova Scotia to England. Jones weaves a devastating tapestry of a modern marriage wrenched apart by a discriminatory American justice system.

San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park

With the support of the Consulate General of Canada, San Francisco/Silicon Valley; She Writes Press; and Zoetic Press